Despite overall flat sales this July, Circana reports that the US book market also saw some frontlist gains and new voices on the bestseller list.
The annual report from Spain’s publishers describes a 10th consecutive year of growth for the country’s book market, at €2.7 billion.
Both in fiction and nonfiction, China’s bestseller charts in June reflected readers’ deepening interest in national culture and history.
In the US, sales of books for adults and education were up in May, as children’s books slid again, per AAP’s StatShot.
The European and International Booksellers Federation examines international bookselling trends of 2022, this time with input from 16 nations.
China’s chart-drivers in May: Film and stage adaptations, e-commerce visibility, and a love of ‘addictive’ and ‘fascinating’ history.
The German book market faces a perplexing set of circumstances, resulting in an overall performance down -1.9 percent in 2022.
French publishers report that unit sales fell in 2022 by -7.7 percent over those sales in 2021. Editorial production was down by -2.9 percent.
In US print unit sales, Kristen McLean sees a 12-percent gain over the same time frame in 2019, if 8.6 million units below 2022’s number.
AAP’s StatShot shows the United States market’s trade revenues were down 2.0 percent in the first four months, at US$2.8 billion.